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Thread: Amp Shock....HELP, please.

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    Exclamation Amp Shock....HELP, please.

    Hey, I had a setup in my car with just one 4 channel amp.

    I went to new york and my cuz gave me his old amp that he said was broken. I hooked it up for the hell of it when I got home, it worked!! But...

    Even the slightest shock turns it to protect mode for a few seconds. This makes it unuseable obviously.

    What can be causing this, and how can I fix it? it sounds much better then the amp I have now(when it doesnt turn off and on).


    Thanx.

    P.S. It is a Kicker Impulse 352xi amp, if anyone needs that to answer the question.

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    CAn you define "shock".

    Are you talking electrical shock or bumps/tapping or what?

    Gonna have to assume you mean bumps and probably means something is loose and grounding out against something it shouldn't be touching. Could be anything. If you get it solved, it'll probably be a good amp, because of the protection circuitry.

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    i'd say tear it open and check for any loose components, maybe there is a badly soldered lead
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    K, im heading to vball game, then I will open it up again, didnt see anything the first time i checked tho.

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    Shaker around and see if anything is loose
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    gently tap components with the plastic end of a screwdriver

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    I think it might be overheating within seconds, could it be a temperature sensor is shot?(is there even such thing?)

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    If there is a loose ground connection anywhere in the amp, this will cause the amp to quickly overheat. Open the amp up and follow the ground lead (starting from the connection terminal). Make sure that the ground on both ends of that is secure and there is no room for wiggle.
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